Photo: U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder and Women’s World Cup MVP Carli Lloyd. (Nike photo)
Fans of women’s soccer witnessed history in the making during Sunday’s World Cup finals as midfielder Carli Lloyd delivered three goals for the U.S. Women’s National Team on its way to victory over Japan. According to Lloyd, who joined Team USANA as an Ambassador last year, the brand’s nutrition products and a lot of hard work are what fuels her game.
“Success doesn’t come to you. You have to go out there and work and get things done,” the two-time Olympic gold medalist said in a video for USANA. “That’s all I’ve been trying to do is go after it each and every day—and good things happen.”
Accomplished in just 16 minutes, Lloyd’s hat trick was the fastest in World Cup history—for either men or women—and the first in a Women’s World Cup final. She scored her final goal from midfield, driving the ball home from 60 yards away. The U.S. team went on to claim the title in a 5-2 triumph over Japan, the defending Women’s World Cup champions.
Salt Lake City-based USANA is continually looking to build third-party credibility for its products, which garnered 112 awards in 2014. Team USANA currently sponsors more than 700 elite athletes around the world with its nutrition and performance products.